Trace Elliot V-Type V6

Trace Elliot V-Type V6

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V-Type V6, Bass Guitar Amp Head from Trace Elliot.

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Trace Elliot V-Type V6 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Trace Elliot
  • Model: V-Type V6
  • Category: Bass Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 11/20/2005

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Trace Elliot V-Type V6 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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ristov's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Buy it! (If you find it)"

Trace Elliot V-Type V6
Amp manufactured during the second half in 90 years by Trace Elliot England.
Full tube of 6 and 4 KT88 power ecc83/12ax7 preamp.
Considering the price, I have not changed since the purchase KT88, as they still work okay.
Preamp, I have a great sound with home ECC83s JJ (Slovakia). I put a 5751 JJ in V1 (first preamp lamp): the result is a bit softer, with a better balance in the frequency range.
Power, 400 watts from the catalog but with 6 KT88, should normally be closer to 300 w (but hey, that's good enough, right?). A 4 or 2 ohms impedance switch.
For the rest, volumes input and preamp output power, bass-mid-treble, mid with boost (by pulling the mid button), and then switch 2 "pre-shape" own the brands: the boosters Deep and Bright.
Side connections: an effects loop and 2 outputs HPs rear, good output "DI" XLR front


Use more simple, you die! You just wait a bit as it heats and before playing it cool before moving - 6 KT88 to change, it is expensive!


From the first notes, we forget the price, the weight of the beast, the price of lamps or maintenance!
Low frequencies with lots of harmonics, a "heat" in the sound: not possible with the transistor!
A sound that can stay clean even at high volume and remains well balanced from the low to the very deep well clear treble (with HPs that allow: in my case: a 15-inch + a 2x10 Trace).
In short, this is not the Ampeg SVT! It is cleaner, with deeper bass, mids less pronounced than on SVT


I found this jewelry there seven months, after dreaming for 15 years.
I do not change it for anything in the world (at least I hope!) And I heard a lot.
I used Trace for 20 years (transistor version), and I was very satisfied. But then I found the holy grail!
If you seek a real tube amp for rock, if you like the color green, and if you see a move, buy! The V8 is even better, but very very rare and very very expensive (only 80 manufactured by Trace Elliot at the time)

nibla's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Trace Elliot V-Type V6
Amp REALLY all lamps! 6XKT88!

enormous power ... worth ..

400 watt all-tube, leaving rveur ...
connection standard, the whole shebang ...
since I have, my life has changed bassist!
if you see a used one, BUY!


Configuration? You die easier!

Gave-mdium-high-pr-post, and here we made the turn!
the right sound in both the machine, it is obtained by a glance ...
the head is taking anti-head (rightly)

no manual for this type of product ...


The style of music? FAT traditional bass well, I played with standards such as the Jazz Bass, the Precision 57, Fretless Jazz Bass, Rickenbacker's, or the Warwick Thumb .... everything sounds perfect, fat and rich .. .

types of sounds? dpend what you play, the amp only amplifies your game and your personal ...

I dtest any sound that comes out of this amp, and it is the very first time in my life ... (I REALLY aissay many things ...)


So that's the point: I use it for 5 years, and I get to someone who connatre connate many amps lights and who knows what to change when to .. .
The particular feature I like most? that is that I will not change ever SETTING THE my life, because this amp is so efficient and easy it is enough to turn it on in order to be happy Fully in the blink of an eye ..

I tried so many other models that I need not mention them here only serves nothing!

honestly, it's something I n'changerai against anything in the world and I can also give it the maximum rating for all its CHARACTERISTICS, something I never do on principle (see my notes other products, you'll see ...)

Voil Trace Elliot has ceased to exist Yadji few years, and really not my brand n'tait prfre but qand I tried this amp, I who 'm a fan for many years of low-roots well (see my stuff), I could qu'tre sduit!
That's it!

stuck's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Trace Elliot V-Type V6
Bass Amplifier Head
pre-amp: 4x 12AX7 lamps (or ECC83)
power amp: 6x KT88 lamps (6550 or cheaper but not original)
400W (RMS) 800W (Peak) 4 ohms
600W (RMS) 2 ohms
HP jack and XLR connector
Input passive / active (-10db)
FX loop send / return

Controls: Gain, Bass, Mid (push-pull boost to 500Hz), Treble, Master.
Switch Loud (cut das acute) Bright (bass cut)

DI Crane, lift / ground, pre / post preamp.


Using ultra simple, heat is allowed time will toggle the standby,
we put all the knobs at noon and it sounds like a real monster!
With 2x15 'and 4x12' whole spectrum is there, but the corrections are effective
not necessary (depending on the bass).

In common use it soon heavy (> 20 kg) but built like a tank british.
Virtually indestructible, even the lamps are protected by metal fasteners.


Suitable for all styles, rock, blues, funk, jazz, ... in all conditions
Live or studio.

The sound is warm but clear round ... the bass is huge but precise.
It is far from an Ampeg SVT, I prefer personal, I find it more colorful but so musical.
And fat.


I use it for 5 years and live in the studio.

Inimitable sound.
The integrated DI is very good, and I'm a fan of HP Output XLR
you're in the studio in front of huge speakers, the amp head next to me for the settings and the cabinet alone in a room with the mics.

The fan is quite noisy (hence the cabinet alone rec)
STANDBY time long enough to meet (6 KT88 is fast expensive)
HP min impedance is 4 ohms (two speakers so the min)

Amp imperative to try, it's so great for bass!
John Entwistle used it for a few years ...

Quality / price ratio: it is very good and very expensive ...

I repeat so many see it again a second in case.

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